Fuckapalooza 2013 - Day 3

The New Balance

Honey & The 45's

Sultry Chicago-bluesy meets hard-hitting harmonic invasion. Honey & the 45s, a Chicago based five-piece band, tosses it up in the air and what lands is an eclectic collection of soulful surprises. Providing new sounds, provocative lyrics, and can't-stop-listening tunes, Honey combines elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, americana and soul. With powerful vocals, pocket grooves and a sometimes playful, sometimes somber, but always rockin' sound, Honey & the 45s will leave you swooning for more.

The band was formed in Chicago in October 2009 as a folk/acoustic trio 'Snow on Sunday' by core members Kristina Cottone, Kim Kozel and Chris Kusek. After a few lineup changes, Honey evolved into a full rock 'n' roll revue by adding bassist Sean Tatum and guitarist Jon Gould. Honey has been called "The Sound of Chicago", pulling from jazz and blues roots but delivering a new rock sound with a retro feel. The band has appeared at staple and historic venues throughout Chicago and St. Louis, as well as made many radio and podcast appearances to date. In April 2013, Honey took home the Championship at the battle of the bands "Battle For Catalano" in Milwaukee, WI - securing a slot at Summerfest 2013. A much anticipated EP is set to release in September 2013 with touring planned right around the corner. Honey & the 45s is excited about working on new music and bringing their sound to cities all over the US!

Psalm One never likes to sit in one place for too long. It makes her knees hurt, and beyond the physical discomfort it stifles her. Her music mirrors these sentiments, keeping her raps as ever-changing as the scenery. A Southside Chicago native, this rookie Rhymesayer has been raising eyebrows since 2002, with her self-released debut LP Bio:Chemistry. Released while Psalm was studying Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Bio:Chemistry was well received and served as a resume of sorts after graduating and returning home to Chicago later that year. After a powerful performance on the 2003 Nacrobats release Always (Birthwrite), Psalm went back to the lab with Chicago producer Overflo.

In 2004, bridging the gap between her previous work and her forthcoming album, she released Bio:Chemistry II: Esters and Essays (Birthwrite). It was a re-release of her 2002 debut, plus 5 unreleased tracks, repackaged and remastered. While staying diligent in the studio, her tour schedule began to become equally as busy performing on Warped Tour Code of the Cutz stage, the annual Scribble Jam Festival and B-Girl Be Summit in Minneapolis, as well as, sharing the stage with: 50 Cent, Slick Rick, Atmosphere, MF Doom, De La Soul, Camp Lo, Murs, Jean Grae, Royce tha 5'9, Diverse, Blueprint, Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Prince Paul, Casual of Heiroglyphics and many more. In 2005 she was named as on of URB's Next 100 and featured "as next to blow up" in such publications as: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and The Onion which only added fuel to her ever-glowing fire.

"On The Fear, Nathan Xander takes a bold and reaching step to transform himself from a solo folk singer into a main stage commodity. The rich textures of his voice power through the chords, be it acoustic or electric, and conjure memories of smoke and sawdust. At its core, The Fear is roots rock and a big chunk of Americana. This album is honest and filled with heart, fear, and ultimately faith." - Deli Magazine

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Fuckapalooza 2013 - Day 3 with The New Balance, Honey & The 45's, Psalm One, Nathan Xander, Hosted By: Brian Babylon

Saturday, August 3 · 8:00 PM at Tonic Room